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Spicy Hot
« on: December 13, 2008, 12:14:05 AM »
I was just thinking about this after a discussion with a friend about hot chili peppers...

Are there any chilis that are known now, or have been known in past traditions, to have magical properties?


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Re: Spicy Hot
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 12:10:58 PM »
If I remember correctly, those are used in sex and love spells... I could be wrong.  I'll see if I can find any internet sources and post them in an edit if I find any.

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Re: Spicy Hot
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 12:34:32 PM »

Not chili's but I found this?

Long Pepper

Piper longum (Piper officinarum)

Long pepper is related to the more familiar peppercorn, but it is hotter and at the same time a bit sweeter. This magick herb has interesting possibilities for incense, especially for times when you want the sweeter side of Mars - such as for works involving sex magick (interestingly, long pepper is still considered an aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic medicine and is mentioned in a rather dangerous (and painful) recipe in the Kama Sutra: long pepper, black pepper, and datura are mixed with honey, with which the penis is anointed: "It will utterly devastate your lady." No mention what it will do to you). In Indian astrology, long pepper is associated not with Mars but with the Sun and helps in the cultivation of independence, courage, self-esteem, and strength of will. In Persian astrological magick, long pepper was connected with the "great sinister Saturn." And in European magick, long pepper also has baneful associations - for instance, it was part of the recipe for preparing the fabled Hand of Glory. Hand of Glory from a UK museum A dead man's hand (the hands of criminals were preferred) was squeezed in a cloth, usually a strip of shroud, to get the blood out. The hand was put into an earthenware jar with salt, salt petre (or nitre), long pepper, and verdigris (copper oxide) for two weeks to dry it out and to preserve it, then it was dried further in the sun during the dog days of summer (that is, under the Dog Star, Sirius, which often watches over baneful work and is in conjunction with the Sun in the period mid-July to early August). When the hand was finally dry enough, it was used as a candleholder rather than being lit itself. The Hand of Glory was said to make the owner invisible and to paralyze anyone who saw it, so it was very desirable amongst professional housebreakers.

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Re: Spicy Hot
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2008, 12:45:32 PM »
The thing from the kama sutra does sound devastating.
I have a friend who spent many years in India with some wierd guru.
In a ritual he was given datura (amongst other things.)
Apparantly the trip lasted about a year and a half during which time he literally channelled the words of some Hindu deity whenever he opend his mouth.
Nice guy though!


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Re: Spicy Hot
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008, 05:07:28 AM »
peppers can be used in sex magick normal workings involving the elment of fire and hexesa or curses
the wind that chills the night, the fire's golden light
the oceans call to you, the earthen fated tune,
I am the ivy binding tight i hold the spells all through the night, i am
nightshade's fated swoon of deaths kiss and witches broom